The W-H Foundation offers wide and generous support to initiatives that can show “compelling approaches to the questions arising at the intersection of theology and the arts”. This may be through scholarship that displays a more than typical regard for the pure languages of artistic expression, or through art that is willing to explore its relationship to truth, meaning and otherworldliness.
Down the ages, theologians and religiously-sensitive thinkers have used the arts metaphorically, as the example of the human spirit in action and as the proof of humanity’s need to commune with something that is beyond the reach of conventional language and knowledge. For their part, artists have not always been aware of these high realms in which they operate. The W-H Foundation seeks to make this connection and tap these insights for the 21st century.
The W-H Foundation is based in the Washington, D.C. metro area, but is international in scope and reach. By “The Arts”, it considers literature, music, dance, and the fine arts. It encourages and supports artists and writers at the highest level, who are willing to push the boundaries of their art beyond the elite settings of the past and into new communities. The W-H Foundation gives special interest to artists with disabilities, while similarly encouraging artists to perform for those with disabilities in institutional and therapeutic settings.